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Micro-hybrids to Grow to 39 Million Vehicles in 2017, Creating a $6.9 Billion Battery Market

Driven by stricter emission standards and fuel savings, micro- and mild-hybrids are emerging as a near-term alternative to pure hybrids and electric vehicles, says Lux Research. Micro-hybrids will grow nearly eight-fold to 39 million vehicles in 2017 and create a $6.9 billion market f
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Nissan, ABB Link to Evaluate Second-Life Storage Applications for Nissan LEAF Battery Packs

Partnership paves way for technical and commercial evaluations of battery energy storage units Nissan North America, Inc. (NNA) and ABB, the world’s leading power and technology group, along with 4R Energy and Sumitomo Corporation of America, have formed a partnership to evaluate the
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Battery Modules for Hybrid and Electric Vehicles Will Be a $47 Billion Market in 2020

​In 2011, the first [[plug-in hybrid electric vehicle]]s (PHEVs) went into production to add the next level of electric-only drive to the steadily growing popularity of the hybrid assist vehicle. Large lithium-ion battery production facilities came online in a number of countries arou
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Honda Begins Deliveries of 2013 Fit EV

City of Torrance to test battery electric vehicle as a part of Honda Electric Vehicle Demonstration Program Honda delivered a 2013 Fit EV [[battery electric vehicle]] to the city of Torrance, Calif., Jan. 20 as one of the first major steps in the Honda Electric Vehicle Demonstration P
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Electric Cars No More Prone to Fires Than Gas Autos

U.S. regulators from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, who ended their investigation yesterday into the Chevrolet Volt, said electric- powered vehicles do not pose a greater risk of fire than gasoline cars. “Based on the available data, NHTSA does not believe that Ch
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